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Show Notes

On this episode of WPwatercooler we will be discussing various ways to add some polish to your new WordPress website. Customizing login forms, html emails, url redirection, optimizing SEO, author bio boxes and dashboard customizations oh my. Live stream starts April 7th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC

W3 Total Cache
WP Super cache


Custom Post Types – At a Glance
Glance That

WordPress Seo

WP Help
WP Help

User Voice

CodePress Admin Columns
Codepress Admin Columns

IM8 Box Hide

Webmaster User Role
Webmaster User Role

Hover colors

Font sizes

Awesome examples of 404 pages

Browser / Device Emulation
Chrome load up Console > show drawer > emulation tab

Protect your clients from themselves
Webmaster User Role

Easy Fancybox/
Simple Lightbox/
Magnific Popup

Author Box
Fanciest Author Box

HTML Emails from WordPress
WP Better Emails

Olark for WP (Live Chat)
Olark Live Chat service

Editorial plugins
Post Forking/
Edit Flow

WP Optimize

black studio tiny mcd
Black Studio – TinyMCE Widget

Text highlighting

Dashboard tweaks
White Label CMS

Custom Sidebars/
Content Aware Sidebars


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Editor’s Note: Transcriptions of episodes are created with a mix of speech recognition software and human transcribers, and may contain some grammatical errors or slight deviations from the audio.


  1. Avatar of jim walker

    Some of the items I mentioned:


    Feedback & Discussion

    For Comments –
    Jetpack + Askimet + Rocketeer

    Image & Video Popup/Popout –
    Foobox or Fancy Box

    Awesome show!

    On April 7, 2014 at 11:33 am
  2. Avatar of alex vasquez

    Bring Back Admin Menu Separators is Awesome. Helps to visually organize of the menu editor section:

    On April 7, 2014 at 12:15 pm
  3. Avatar of chad warner

    Thanks for the detailed show notes. I’ll have to try Webmaster User Role. I usually use User Role Editor to create a custom admin role, but Webmaster User Role would probably simplify the process and save me time.

    On April 9, 2014 at 5:30 am

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